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Stories with subject: Military affairs
  • new storyMissouri senator pushes to help vets exposed to mustard gas 
    Updated: May-31-16 7:50 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill on Tuesday rolled out legislation aimed at helping World War II veterans she said were exposed to mustard gas by the military, a practice a daughter of one Missouri veteran said led to chronic health issues for her father.

  • new storySenate probe finds 'systemic failure' in VA facility review 
    Updated: May-31-16 7:30 pm

    TOMAH, Wisconsin - There were "systemic failures" by the federal agency charged with independently investigating complaints at a western Wisconsin Veterans Affairs medical facility known as "Candy Land" because of the free flow of prescription drugs, a U.S. Senate committee probe released Tuesday determined.

  • Democrats say Sen. Johnson is politicizing veterans issues 
    Updated: May-31-16 4:00 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - Democrats are accusing U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson of using a prescription drug scandal at the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center to score political points as he faces a tough re-election battle against Democrat Russ Feingold.

  • Kenya president meets South Korean president for trade talks story has photos
    Updated: May-31-16 12:21 pm

    NAIROBI, Kenya - South Korea's President Park Geun-hye met Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta Tuesday and discussed the trade imbalance between the two countries on the second day of her three-day visit to Kenya.

  • Roadside bombs kills 6 soldiers in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula 
    Updated: May-31-16 5:51 am

    EL-ARISH, Egypt - Egyptian security and hospital officials say a roadside bomb has struck a military armored vehicle in the restive northern part of the Sinai Peninsula, killing six soldiers.

  • After decades, 32 Australians' remains return from Malaysia story has photos
    Updated: May-31-16 5:46 am

    SUBANG AIR BASE, Malaysia - The bodies of 32 Australian service personnel and their dependents, many of them killed during the Vietnam War, were handed over by Malaysian soldiers to their Australian counterparts Tuesday. Australian officials say it's among the biggest single repatriations in the nation's history.

  • Veterans help center opening in Grand Forks on trial basis 
    Updated: May-30-16 7:35 pm

    GRAND FORKS, North Dakota - A center to help soldiers and veterans is opening in Grand Forks.

  • Nigeria: Security forces kill oil militants, separatists 
    Updated: May-30-16 7:10 pm

    WARRI, Nigeria - Nigerian security forces clashed with oil militants and Biafran secessionists in separate bloody confrontations Monday that killed at least 20 civilians and two police officers, officials and witnesses. The violence erupted in Nigeria's restive south as the military mounted an offensive in the oil rich south-central Niger Delta and separatists protested in the southeast.

  • Retired Army vet plans to travel Mississippi River by canoe 
    Updated: May-30-16 2:58 pm

    CLARKSVILLE, Tennessee - A retired Army veteran from Clarksville plans to travel the length of the Mississippi River by canoe for personal growth and to raise funds for fellow veterans.

  • Federal veterans treatment court created in Kentucky 
    Updated: May-30-16 2:47 pm

    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - A new veterans treatment court has been created in the federal Western District of Kentucky for former service members who commit nonviolent federal crimes.

  • Men's cross-country horseback ride to honor military vets 
    Updated: May-30-16 1:38 pm

    FORT PIERRE, South Dakota - Tony Jones and Orville White Eyes are doing what many might long to do: drop everything and take off on a cross-country road trip.

  • For Memorial Day, new stamps showing Service Cross Medals 
    Updated: May-30-16 12:48 pm

    NEW YORK - The U.S. Postal Service is marking Memorial Day by issuing new stamps showing the Service Cross Medals. They are among the nation's highest military honors.

  • Military veteran finds a mission nursing fellow vets at VA story has photos
    Updated: May-30-16 8:27 am

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Nursing assistant Tom Alligood wears camouflage scrubs during his emergency room shifts at the Dorn VA hospital because he says it helps other veteran patients realize they've "walked over the same dirt," the 62-year-old former Army tanker says.

  • Greenwood proud to add voice to Charlotte, NASCAR salute 
    Updated: May-29-16 5:07 pm

    CONCORD, North Carolina - Lee Greenwood's patriotic anthem was almost lost to bad timing.

  • Missouri WWII vet's mustard gas claim again denied 
    Updated: May-29-16 1:05 pm

    NEOSHO, Missouri - A World War II veteran who says he was exposed to mustard gas experiments at a former southwest Missouri military camp has had his disability claim denied again.

  • Veterans see tax break as way to make Minnesota competitive story has photos
    Updated: May-29-16 10:53 am

    ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Two days after the Minnesota legislative session ended in chaos, Bob Dettmer sat silently as a small group of military veterans in the State Office Building gave him a round of applause.

  • Schools to begin monitoring students from military families 
    Updated: May-29-16 10:45 am

    CHULA VISTA, California - Schools across the country are preparing to formally track students from military families, monitoring their academic progress as they move from military base to military base and state to state, under a new provision in the federal education law.

  • New Yorkers reminded patriotic flags are tax-free 
    Updated: May-29-16 8:43 am

    ALBANY, New York - The state Division of Veterans' Affairs is reminding New Yorkers over the Memorial Day weekend that the flags of the U.S., New York, military branches, military services and prisoners of war are exempt from sales taxes.

  • Navy aviators involved in jet crash released from hospital 
    Updated: May-28-16 3:01 pm

    NORFOLK, Virginia - The Navy says all four aviators injured in a crash involving two fighter jets have been released from the hospital.

  • October trial set for man accused of abuse at Kansas VA 
    Updated: May-28-16 2:18 pm

    LEAVENWORTH, Kansas - A trial is scheduled for this fall for a former physician's assistant accused of sexually abusing patients at the Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in Leavenworth, Kansas.

  • Navy aviators involved in jet crash released from hospital 
    Updated: May-28-16 1:20 pm

    NORFOLK, Virginia - The Navy says all four aviators injured in a crash involving two fighter jets have been released from the hospital.

  • Johnson's Senate committee to release Tomah report story has photos
    Updated: May-28-16 9:52 am

    MADISON, Wisconsin - Republican Sen. Ron Johnson, in the midst of a tough re-election battle, plans to release a report next week detailing a congressional committee's yearlong investigation into a painkiller-abuse scandal at Tomah's Veterans Affairs medical facility, which was once known as "Candy Land."

  • Ohio veterans center plans ceremony for new grotto features 
    Updated: May-28-16 9:11 am

    DAYTON, Ohio - The Dayton VA Medical Center plans a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the debut of a new wheelchair-accessible ramp and sidewalk at its historic grotto.

  • Pentagon brass seek to mollify Guantanamo judge in 9/11 case story has photos
    Updated: May-27-16 7:29 pm

    MIAMI - Two top officials at the Pentagon issued a conciliatory response Friday to the military judge presiding over the Sept. 11 war crimes case at Guantanamo Bay who had faulted both men in a ruling last month for publicly criticizing a temporary ban he issued on the use of female guards to transport the defendants.

  • Correction: Jets Collide story story has photos
    Updated: May-27-16 6:18 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - In a story May 26 about two Navy jets that crashed off the coast of North Carolina, The Associated Press reported erroneously, based on information from the Coast Guard, the details of a boat that rescued the men. The rescuers were on board a yacht named Pammy, not a fishing vessel named Tammy.